Nicole Aguinaldo | A fashion, beauty, and travel blogger from the Philippines.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday at ARUGA

Over the APEC holidays, I had a most relaxing stay at the ARUGA by Rockwell

Aruga is a Filipino term that means "taking care of" which is perfect for the type of service we've come to expect from the ROCKWELL brand. These serviced apartments have virtually everything you'll need for a most pleasant and relaxing staycation, which was exactly what I was looking for! It starts with the location, so conveniently nestled in the heart of the swanky Rockwell commercial center. I particularly love that it's right across the Powerplant Mall
Upon arriving at the hotel, we were greeted by friendly staff who accomadated us quickly to our one-bedroom suite. I promised myself I'd make particular mention of the bellhop on assignment during that holiday, clearly a busy week for the hotel, but the guy went about his work like we were the only guests around - very courteous and solicitous, I truly felt welcome!

The first thing you'll see when you enter the suite is the well-appontee dining area that sits six people. To the right is fully equipped kitchen that has an oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and refrigerator, and just by the corner, a washing machine and dryer. Oh and there were plates, serving bowls, utensils, coffee cups and everything really.

The living room is perfect for lounging around or watching your favorite shows on the huge flat screen TV. By the window is a door that leads to the balcony overlooking the Rockwell shopping and leisure district. We got the bedroom with the king-sized bed - so fluffy I had the coziest sleep in weeks! It had a dresser with a second flat screen TV and roomy closets, one of which stored the ironing board. 

So really the suite basically had everything you'd need to feel right at home!

The hotel also has a big swimming pool on the 3rd floor which offers a great view of the city. You can go for a swim or just relax by the lounging chairs while sipping a cool drink. It also has a gym that has complete equipment for a good workout during your stay. 

One of my biggest considerations when I go to a hotel is how good the breakfast buffet is. I was a little disappointed because the buffet had limited choices but still had the regular breakfast fare if bacon, fried bangus, corned beef, and eggs and some fruit and cereal. as well. I really enjoyed the waffles and pancakes station though I wish they had more toppings to choose from.

Overall, we certainly had a pleasant stay at the ARUGA by Rockwell! Definitely home away from home only a lot better!

Wearing my TRIANGL swimwear

Outfit details:

Swimwear, TRIANGL
Black top and skirt, GIORDANO

Photography by NICCO RECASATA


  1. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

  2. Gorgeous pictures Nicole!! You look beautiful! The swimsuit is soo cute!!

  3. That place looks so fantastic and the food looks amazing! Your bikini is so pretty and your body is gorgeous and sexy in it :) Lovely lady!! xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

  4. Looks like you had an amazing time! I love your swimsuit, I might need to invest in the same one! ;)


  5. Ate how many people is allowed to stay in the one bedroom suite?

  6. Looks like you really enjoyed your stay at Aruga, Nicole! Loving that wall full of art.


  7. perfect place for a holiday! looks like an amazing time!

  8. Amazing pictures, what a wonderful place!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  9. You look amazing in these pictures.

  10. Beautiful pics! Looks like you had an amazing time! Your bikini is so cute!

    Doused In Pink

  11. Looks like a nice vacay and a nice place!

  12. looks so relaxing there!!! beautiful space!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

  13. Thank you for sharing such a lovely day in a great place with really cute outfits and such a sweet smile! I didn't know this blog but i think i'll be seeing more of it! ;)

  14. These pictures are great, it looks like you had a really nice stay! I really like your swimsuit, too cute!

  15. Beautiful place! Looks like you had a lovely time!

  16. lovely update, gives a clear view.

  17. Amazing photos! You look great!


  18. Looking beautiful babe!!

    Adi xx

  19. This looks amazing - I love finding beautiful hotels and apartments like these! x

    Viva Epernay ❤

  20. I'm really in love with your bikini! :) The pool looks really awesome too! ;) x